Keetsa vs Casper: who makes the best mattress?
In this post, we’re going to help you decide between a Keesta and a Casper by covering:
- Mattress Materials (focusing on how they’re used for comfort and support)
- Warranties and Sleep Trials
- Edge Support
But first, here’s a quick overview of each brand (including our favorite mattress each company makes).
Keetsa vs Casper: An Overview
Both companies use quality materials to make their mattresses (including environmentally friendly foams) and individually wrapped coils.
Keetsa makes six different mattresses, sold at various price points, which means you’re likely to find something you need. It could be the budget, firm mattress (Keetsa Plus), or the luxurious, medium soft mattress with edge support (Keetsa Tea Leaf Dream).
Keetsa has more options than Casper, a longer warranty (12 years compared to Casper’s 10 years), but they also have a less customer-friendly sleep trial (with Keesta, you’re responsible for a 10% processing fee if you decide to exchange or return your Keetsa bed).
Our choice as the best Keesta mattress:
Note: If you’d look a detailed review of each Keetsa bed, check out our complete Keetsa Mattress review.
Casper has three mattress models and if you’re a side sleeper (which over 60% of us are) you’re going to really be considering the two more expensive options (the Casper Wave and the Casper Nova).
Our choice for the best Casper mattress:
If you’re looking for a top of the line, luxurious model, we’d recommend the Casper Wave. It’s similarly constructed to Keetsa’s most expensive option – the Tea Leaf Dream – but you’re getting some more advanced features.
Note: If you’re interested in learning more about Casper, check out our complete Casper mattress review.
However, if you’re just looking for the best mattress to help you sleep through the night, then it might make more financial sense for you to consider a Keetsa.
Next, we’re going to break down the two brands by pricing, materials, warranties and sleep trials, and edge support.
Keetsa’s six mattresses range in pricing from $490 to $2390.
To get what we think is a quality mattress from Keetsa – in a queen size – you’re going to to spend $990 on a mattress. That’s because the Keetsa Medium-Firm Pillow Plus goes for $990. The Keetsa Pillow Plus has a good amount of memory form for comfort and individually wrapped coils for support.
Casper’s four mattress options range in pricing from $595 to $1495, but they’re on average more expensive than Keetsa, especially if you’re looking at King or Queen mattress sizes.
If you’re looking for a quality mattress from Casper – in a queen size – you’re going to need to spend around $2,000.
Let’s explain why.
If you wanted Casper’s most affordable mattress you’d get the Casper Original which goes for $1095 (queen-size) and $1295 (king size). But the Casper Original – which is an all-foam 10 inch mattress – is going to be too firm for side sleepers.
So, if you’re a side sleeper at all you’re going to want to pick either a Casper Nova or a Casper Wave.
A Casper Nova will cost you $1995 (queen size) or $2295 (king size) while a Casper Wave will cost you $2595 (queen size) or $2995 (king size).
This means if you want a Casper mattress with advanced features like zoned support, pressure-reliving memory foam, and more, you’re looking to spend about $2,000.
But if you’re looking for a Keesta mattress and want similar features, you’re going to have more options.
Mattresses are trying to provide comfort and support. Comfort helps you fall asleep, but support helps you stay asleep and, more importantly, wake up without any aches or pains. Plenty of people own comfortable mattresses, sleep throughout the night, but still wake up in pain in the morning. That’s because their bed isn’t supportive.
To get the right mixture of comfort and support, you need to use quality materials in the right order. You can have the best materials in the business but fail to arrange in a way that makes sense.
Keesta and Casper use the main mattress materials: poly foam, memory foam, latex foam, coils.
Let’s take a look at how they use them.
All Keetsa mattresses use CertiPUR-US certified memory foam (with the more expensive Keetsa beds containing more memory foam than the budget options). Memory foam is generally more expensive than poly-foam and even innerspring coils. As bed gets higher in price, you’re likely to see an increase in the amount of memory foam.
Note: If you find a memory foam mattress with 2-4 inches of memory foam that is under $500 in a queen-size mattress, be skeptical. It isn’t that the bed is definitely poor quality, but look for customer reviews and check the warranty information to make sure you’re buying from a reputable company.
Keetsa mattresses also use traditional polyurethane foam (poly-foam) that is more rigid and sturdy than memory foam. All memory foam mattresses are a mixture of memory foam and poly-foam. If you had a 100% memory foam mattress, your body would sink into it and it’d be terrible for back support. Most memory foam mattress companies put memory foam as one of the top two layers because memory foam provides the pressure relief and comfort, while poly-foam provides support and stability.
As a support system, Keesta is either using their high-density support foam (that’s meant to be very sturdy) or their iCoil system of individually wrapped coils. Coils provide more of a bounce, so Keesta uses a pocketed coil to help reduce motion transfer (which is when you feel your partner or sleeping buddy move throughout the night).
Keetsa’s higher-end models also use latex foam. Latex foam is eco-friendly, naturally cooling (it doesn’t trap heat), bouncy, and long-lasting.
Keetsa mattresses are covered in a cotton cover that is certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. Cotton covers are a good choice because cotton is breathable and soft.
In Casper’s most expensive model – the Casper Wave – they use all major mattress materials: memory foam, latex foam, poly-foam, and individually wrapped coils. Plus, their layer of poly-foam uses gel-pods. A gel-pod is just what it sounds like – a pod-shaped amount of gel that is dispersed throughout the mattress to help with increased support and comfort. This works the way zoned support works, by giving your body more support where people tend to need the most support (shoulders and hips).
In the Casper Nova, there no latex foam and no gel pods. Otherwise, it’s relatively similar to the Casper Wave. The Casper Nova is $1995 for a queen size and is 12 inches thick. Overall, we’re less impressed with the Casper Nova but it can be a good option for customers who want a softer Casper mattress and don’t want latex in their bed.
In the Original Casper, there is no memory foam, no latex foam, and no gel pods. There is also less of a presence of zoned support, but the middle third of the mattress is still firmer to help with hip support. This entry-level Casper mattress is available both as a hybrid (with coils) or as an all-foam mattress (no coils). Like we said previously if you’re looking for a mattress in this price range (around $1,000) we think you’ll get more from Keesta’s mattress line-up.
Warranties and Sleep Trials
Both Keetsa and Casper offer lengthy warranties, and both are fairly standard. For example, both companies require that you have proof that your mattress was being used on a suitable surface. For example, if you’re using your mattress on an old box spring your warranty might be void. This is because old box springs don’t offer the right support. Most new mattresses now require a flat or nearly flat foundation (with spacing no more than 3 inches apart)
Keetsa’s mattress warranty
Keetsa offers a 12-year mattress warranty on all mattress models.
Here’s what’s covered for those 12 years:
- Open seams that are big enough to cause damage to interior mattress materias (such as Keetsa’s BioFoam or iCoils) and negatively affects the comfort or support of the mattress.
- A permanent sag (often called a compression, dip, or canyon) on the surface of the bed that is greater than 1.5”. Note: 1.5” is a fairly large sag. Most bed in a box mattress companies will offer a replacement for sags greater than ¾ of an inch.
- Coil failure. When a coil fails or is lopsided or loosened, it can lead to sagging. Again, Keetsa requires a 1.5” sag as evidence of coil failure or if the coil somehow protrudes out of the mattress itself.
If any of those issues occur within the first 12 years, you’re covered for either a repair or a complete replacement.
Casper’s mattress warranty
Casper offers a 10-year warranty on all of its mattresses.
Here’s what’s covered in those 10 years.
- When the mattress develops a sag or visible indentation that is greater than 1 inch.
- Physical flaws in the mattress, such as a split in the foam material.
- Defects in the zipper of the mattress cover (as long as it can be attributed to manufacturer error).
Edge support is when the edge of your bed is slightly firmer or more rigid than the rest of your mattress.
There are pros and cons to beds with edge support.
Plenty of people sit on the edge of their bed in the morning when tying their shoes or getting ready. Edge support prevents them from sinking into their mattress when they sit on the edge.
Some customers like the enclosed feeling of a bed with edge support, because they’re worried without edge support they’ll roll out of their mattress.
Some sleepers sleep on the very edge of their bed. This is specifically common with side sleepers. If you’re sleeping on the edge of your bed and your mattress has edge support, it may feel like you’re sleeping on a bed that’s firmer than the one you bought.
The Keetsa mattresses have a good amount of edge support, but their mattress with the most edge support is the Keetsa Tea Leaf Dream.
With Casper, you’ll get more edge support out of the Casper Wave and Nova vs. the Casper Original but none of their beds are specifically built for edge support.
Again, edge support is a neutral feature – neither bad nor good, but up to each customer’s personal preference.
Are You Going to Get a Keetsa or Casper?
We hope this Keetsa and Casper comparison helped you decide.
When you’re mattress shopping, remember that what you’re looking at is the quality of materials, the ways in which the mattress uses the materials, and how the company’s policies help or hurt you after you decide to buy.
If you have any questions, ask them below!